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Hi all:

Since the other motherhood awards are being discussed, I thought I would post what I think is the rarest one, the Motherhood Medal. The Motherhood Medals were established in 1950 and came in 2 classes, gold and silver. Sometime in the 1970's, the government did a downgrade on all the requirements for the motherhood decorations and rendered the motherhood medals obsolete (the gold medal was replaced by the Order "Motherhood Glory" 2nd class, and the silver was replaced with the Order "Motherhood Glory" 3rd class). This is the only one I have ever run across outside of line drawings and blurry color photos. I think this one was likely made in Poland because of the very high quality and the alloy used. I wish it had the ribbon but considering that I believe these are quite rare, I am not complaining.

Cheers,

Eric

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well as the saying goes: search and you will find. When the person who told me he had smth like a mother carring a baby, I just had to leave my duty and run. I wasnt disappointed though. hunting for medals is fun. looking at this medal is quite interesting to notice that there is no socialist symbols to it, meaning no star, no red colors, to me looks with strong patriotic tones not usual for albania communist times (internationalism), and probably thats why they replaced it. It has a fascinating design and as you say eric is well made. The baby is naked another thing not so appropriate for communist times. I am new in this field so dont let me write rubish. this medal is in almost perfect condition.

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Guest Darrell

Interesting. Never saw these before.

However, although similar, they are from different dies ... that is obvious.

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And here's the bronze version!

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2008/post-679-1219594672.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_08_2008/post-679-1219594796.jpg

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